griffin, the full version is available from the KBS America e-store. I know it sounds counterintuitive, but you have to look at the "EOR List" section instead of the "DVD List" section. The full version is there, in two pieces at $220 each. Not cheap, but considering what you're going to sink into the abridged version if you keep it, you're MUCH better off spending the extra money, even if you have to hold off for a while and save your pennies like I'm doing. Are you still able to return the abridged version you bought?
Eep!!! 220 each? !!! I think I'll hold off ... maybe next year. Must plan for it and hope the stuff will still be there. I bought the abridged version for 89 and nope, can't return it. I think maybe I'll drop it on whomever is interested here. Thanks for the heads up. ^^
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I'm kinda curious as to whether writers for period dramas read Banquet to Celebrate the Alliance Made While Admiring The Moon (yes, that's the translated title, I'm not kidding), a classical Korean story iwith a plot extending 3 generations and the end product comes up to 180 vlolumes.
I confess having immense curiosity myself as to how the story would be like. It was written sometime between the 18th - 19th century.
P.S. Haha, there's an even longer epic. A trilogy (title is a mouthful) tracing 3 clans with a total of 235 volumes!
You can now get IYSS on chinese dvd as THE IMMORTAL LEE SOON SHIN with perfect subs the first volume featuring eps 1-33 just came out they go for about 15-20 bucks . Have not seen it myself but few people i know have picked it up online .
I'm currently watching Yi San, after finishing King and I , and I'm on the ep where an order from Jeongjo was faked which send the thieves who stole the tribute / goods meant for the Qing envoy to their deaths. Grandpa Yeongjo held a demo that the seal can be duplicated using the hot potato method. Thing is, I thought potatoes weren't intro into Korea during Yeongjo's time (early 19th century according to a bk)? O.o Sweet potatoes, yes, and I don't think the tuber in the fellow's hand looked anything like it.
That's one thing I sooo dislike: facts that never gel. Books stated something, wikipedia stated another. I never know which to believe. x.x Lemme see ...
The potato diffused widely after 1600, becoming a major food resource in Europe and East Asia. Following its introduction into China toward the end of the Ming dynasty, the potato immediately became a delicacy of the imperial family. After the middle period of the Qianlong reign (1735-96), population increases and a subsequent need to increase grain yields coupled with greater peasant geographic mobility, led to the rapid spread of potato cultivation throughout China, and it was acclimated to local natural conditions
1644 marked the end of the Ming Dynasty ... so, I assumed when potato first appear in China, it's restricted for the imperial family's consumption. Middle period of Qianlong's reign would be around 1761. Give or take, it depends whether the Qing envoys presented potatoes during their visits to Choson or vice versa. And if they did, I presume the tuber was treated with all reverance. ;D So if it did diffuse to the sangmin, it would take some time.
Today in Chinatown i saw West Palace (1995) on DVD for about 12 bucks all 50 eps ,fortunate for myself (because i almost bought it )despite the back cover having an English /Korean Text the box set had no subtitles ,which is a shame . This was the drama that put Lee Young Ae and Lee Deok Hwa on the map ,and of course its on the list of dramas id love to see ,but i guess only if i can see through 50 eps sans subs .
Here is Dragon Lee from the 2003 SBS West Palace remake Kings Woman www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMtNamFA45U&feature=grec_index Dragon was Korea's answer to Bruce in the 70's ,not that i am sure he was korean maybe Chinese anyway what ever file him under Bruce Lai ,Brice Li ,Bruce Li ,Bruce law .